To The Daily Sun,
Once again, in his most recent letter, Steve Earle validates my opinion that he is not so much interested in facts and the truth as he is in perpetuating a lie.
In keeping with the traditions of Joseph Goebbels, he and the right-wing hope that by keeping the lie alive more people will come to believe it. He would rather see President Obama maligned by lies rather than be represented by truth because, as Goebbels states, "Truth is the mortal enemy of the lie."
Earle is predisposed to trust the worst and believe that the administration would do horrible things and then conspire to cover them up. So anything that provides evidence, including the lengthy Republican-led House Intelligence Committee Benghazi report, after all the build-up, hype, and squandering millions of taxpayer dollars, is going to be rejected by Earle, who will resist any facts that complicate his view of reality and the right-wing agenda.
Despite reaffirming the findings of numerous previous investigations, conservatives won't accept the findings and want more investigations. Earle proclaims, "We the people want answers." While I'm not sure who these "people" are. I'm sure they won't be satisfied until they get the "right" answers.
In the past, I've mentioned Earle's statement, "I don't have to prove anything." In his letter, he fabricates a story about President Obama and lies, when in actuality he was responding to my questioning his sources and integrity. He furthers his lie by attributing to me a statement that "Obama didn't lie", a statement I never made, but "the world already knows." It must be the "world" according to Earle.
Earle is now offering up Bill Maher, a political satirist, as a source for his "facts". The comedian, responding to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine, stated, "I know most Muslim people would not have carried out an attack like this," but "hundreds of millions of Muslims applaud these terrorist attacks." While Maher is a step up from Fox News, I would still question his sources — or maybe he doesn't have to prove anything. Maher has also stated that caring for minorities, women, the oppressed and downtrodden are "liberal principles". If we are to believe, as Earle does, that Maher is a source of "facts", we then can assume that liberals have cornered the market on caring for others and that conservatives are apparently incapable of doing so.
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